Jul 7, 2021
As managing partner of Barnes & Thornburg, Bob Grand leads the firm’s strategic development and execution of firmwide internal and external goals. He is responsible for driving production, productivity, quality and client service strategies, evaluating and supporting systems objectives and resource needs, and serving as a catalyst for change and innovation. Bob has four continuous decades of government relations practice, where he represents public and private clients before state and federal agencies and Congress.
In the community, Bob served as administrative assistant to Indiana Lt. Gov. Bob Orr (1979-1981) and also served in that role for Orr when he became governor of Indiana (1981-1982). He was treasurer of Friends of Dick Lugar (1987-2007), served as the Bush-Cheney finance chairman for Indiana, and was a member of the 2000 Bush-Cheney recount team in Palm Beach County, Florida. Notably, Bob also worked as a senior member of the campaign finance group for the Trump-Pence campaign.
In this episode we talk about how Bob got his start in law back in 1987 at Barnes and Thornburg, hitting a hole in one, lessons learned from his first job as a paperboy, why having conversations and communication is key, setting goals, treating others how you want to be treated and the moment where he understood the importance of helping others.